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Published September 21st 2022
20 Brisbane Cafes To Add To Your List
We have created the ultimate cafe guide for all of your coffee and cafe lovers with 20 of Brisbane's best cafes. Check out these great hot spots for your next breakfast, lunch or coffee adventure.

1. Nodo Donuts

Nodo Donuts are the home of the famous gluten free, baked-not-fried donut. Delicious all-day eats, bakes, shakes and speciality coffee makes Nodo one of the most sort after cafes in Brisbane.

Visit to find a location near you.

Nodo Donut
Nodo Donut

2. Pawpaw Cafe

With contemporary and chic styling, Pawpaw Cafe is a destination you will love to visit more than once. Come and try their brunch specials, great coffee and health-conscious fresh juices.

Located at 898 Stanley St, Woolloongabba

3. Plenty Cafe

Plenty is renowned for celebrating an abundance of locally grown food and proudly support the local farmers who produce it. Plenty is open Wednesday-Sunday serving breakfast, lunch and an array of housemade cakes, cookies and sweets. Come try their Single O coffee, teas, fresh chai, and kombucha on tap.

Find Plenty at 284 Montague Rd, West End

4. Morning After

Another great West End locale is Morning After. Set in a relaxed atmosphere, this great cafe serves international dishes in a light-filled friendly space alongside their amazing barista brewed coffee by 5 Senses.

Find them on Cambridge St, West End

5. Wild Canary Bistro

If you are looking for something set in the heart of nature, look no further than the beautiful Wild Canary Bistro. Enjoy your locally sourced breakfast and lunch dishes against a stunning garden backdrop. They are famous for their cakes, exhibitions and wedding events.

Located at 2371 Moggill Rd, Brookfield

6. Pitch & Fork

Pitch & Fork is a modern family friendly eatery that shares a space alongside the revamped clubhouse of Toowong's Wests Rugby Club. Enjoy their al fresco dining space with lovely breezes, fresh food and great coffee.

Visit them at 65 Sylvan Road, Toowong

Pitch and Fork
Pitch and Fork

7. Snag & Brown

If you're looking for a cosy cafe to sit and sip your coffee then Snag and Brown may be the perfect spot for you. This cute little gem that specialises in housemade sausages & hash browns has a point of difference with friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Find them at 97 Ekibin Rd, Annerley

8. Petrichor & Co

Petrichor & Co make the best chai lattes in Brisbane, hands down! Inspired by the exotic flavours of Colombia and Latin America they have put a lot of love and effort into creating a menu of dishes that go above and beyond, and it shows.

Located at 1/33 Racecourse Road, Hamilton

9. Billykart

Billykarts signature laid-back style, love of fresh, local produce and distinctive flavours is what makes it unique. Each week, the chef changes up their menu with his favourite bistro-style dishes. This keeps their menu fresh, fun and exciting and the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or even dinner.

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10. Wilde Kitchen

If you are looking for a cafe that prides themselves on being wholesome and pure, then Wilde Kitchen is the cafe for you. Wilde is a paleo grocery and cafe with a big outdoor seating area, offering gluten-free healthy dishes, coffees and smoothies.

Located on the corner of Florence & Macquarie Street, Teneriffe

11. Ground Alchemy

Ground Alchemy has become well known for its specialty coffee and quirky interior. The cafe offers drinks, food, organic, plant-based fare along with vintage wares and potted plants. It is a warm and welcoming space with an undercover courtyard surrounded by lush greenery.

Find them at 154 Merthyr Rd, New Farm

12. Willow Cafe

Willow Cafe are passionate about wholesome food that warms our hearts and creates lasting memories. Their interior coastal vibe is light, bright and airy which makes it a very inviting space. Tempt your tastebuds with Willow's specialty coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch options.

Located at 216 Riding Road, Balmoral

13. Market Organics Cafe

Market Organics is an organic and sustainable whole foods store dedicated to healthy living. Their cafes are dedicated to serving up wholesome, healthy meals and drinks seven days a week. Visit their website to find a store near you and try their fabulous certified organic menu items.


14. Picnic Cafe

Picnic is another one of Brisbane's bright, modern and inviting cafes located in West End. Serving coffee that is both delicious and top quality, they prepare each batch to perfection, bringing out the unique aromas and flavours of every bean. They serve an all day brunch along with smoothies, juice, cocktails, wine and beer.

Check them out at 89-91 Boundary St, West End

15. Corner Store Cafe

The Corner Store Cafe is a beautiful cafe in the inner west of Brisbane. In this quaint turn-of-the-century cottage, the Corner Store Cafe provides quality coffee and food with the freshest possible ingredients. Their outdoor patio seating overlooks their organic herb and vegetable garden which the kitchen uses daily when preparing meals.

Located at 113 Sylvan Rd, Toowong

16. Java Lounge

The Java Lounge is one of Brisbane's long standing cafes, located in the heart of Paddington. With good old fashioned bacon and eggs, BLTs and big breakfasts, this cafe is an all- time favourite.

Check them out at 161 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

17. Chapter IV

Another of Paddington's favourites is Chapter IV. This cafe is housed inside one of Brisbane's iconic Queenslanders and is known for its breathtaking views of the city alongside delicious food and coffee. Make sure to check this place out next time you are in town.

Located at 180 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

18. Bardon Thyme

This natured filled cafe is the perfect go to spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located in the serenity of Bardon, this former tram stop is a peaceful coffee getaway. Their coffees are made with Campos Superior blend and are best accompanied by one of their delightful sweet treats.

Find them tucked away at 5 Morgan Terrace, Bardon

19. Dovetail Social

You will find truly delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere here at Dovetail Social. They are gluten free friendly with lots to choose from including cakes, pastries, donuts and savoury treats. Book in for your next high tea event or simply walk in for a beautiful breakfast and cup of tea. This is a cafe to absolutely put on your must try list.

Located at 85 Overend St. Norman Park

20. Gramps

And last but not least, Gramps cafe is Red Hill's suburban brunch-time eats. It's a place where comfort meets quality. With house baked good, great coffee and hearty food, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax with friends in this simple and serene location.

Visit Gramps at 110 Windsor Rd, Red Hill

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Your Comment
I've been to several of these but there are still more for me to try. Thanks for the tips
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|6441) 190 days ago
Absolutely not Willow Cafe. Had poached eggs which were like rubber - complaint received a shrug of the shoulders.
by idevine (score: 0|3) 186 days ago
Unfortunately Plenty has closed :(
by milin (score: 0|2) 190 days ago
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